Low angle block plane LV vs LN?
I don't use plane much, but have been wanting a low angle block plane for quite a while. Will get used for finish work, in the present case to clean up .005 x 1/4" of end grain Baltic birch. I typically make the rabbet width just a bit wider than sand or use chisels to clean up flush. I will never be setting up shooting board or using to joint-ready boards.I want something for trim carpentry My choices:
1. Lie Nielson 102
Bronze, 5 1/4" x 1 1/2", no lateral adjustment (which for me might be a plus, not a negative ($115)
2. Veritas (Lee Valley) apron plane
Ductile Cast iron 51/2" x 1 3/4", lateral adjustment ($89)
3. Veritas low angle block plane ($167).....don't really want to spend that much.
4. LN 60 1/2 (another great plane) ($165)
Thoughts on the first two being too small to work with comfortably? I have average sized hands. Advantage to first two is they can be carried in a pouch, apron, etc. and weigh about 1 lb. The last two are great planes, just don't think I would get my money's worth for what i do.
Thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.